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Hey, guess what! I changed the layout of the jukebox!

There are now four different pages' worth of tunes, divided up into catagories...

The off-beat, unusual stuff, and featured tune will be on this page now. Let's enjoy some, shall we?

This Month's Featured Record!

Bing Crosby with Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra:
"St. Louis Blues"

(Columbia 55003 (matrix# HX-11263-A)

Ren Ingles & His Unnatural Seven, Vocal by Karen Tedder
Serutan Yob Capitol 3420
This is one of my FAVORITE 'strange' records. Yes, that's NOT Red Ingle, but it says so on the label. It's actually a crew of LA radio people from the 50s spoofing one of the most spoofable songs ever, "Nature Boy".

Pearl Bailey
She Had To Go And Lose It At The Astor Roulette (missing the numbers)
A fun 'naughty' song. Technically, this is from the tail end of the 78 era, but my copy is on LP. It is not known if this version was ever released on shellac, but I include it because it could have been.
Victor Minstrel Players
Minstrel Show of 1929 Victor 35961-A & B
Here are both sides of a Victor Orthophonic minstrel-show recording. You will note a few familiar names in here, like Billy Murray and Frank Crumit.
THere are some short songs and a few vaudeville-style jokes... as far as I can tell, there is no racist material usually associated with earlier minstrel recordings, but your mileage may vary.

Go to the Laughing and Crying Records page, go to the Japanese Hawaiian Records pageor go back to the bar.

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